A Los Angeles Police Division officer was charged Tuesday with submitting a false report in reference to a Hollywood visitors cease greater than two years in the past.
Alejandro Castillo faces one felony rely every of submitting a false report and perjury.
The LAPD’s Inner Affairs Division started investigating Castillo — who was assigned to the West Visitors Division — after unspecified issues have been recognized by the Los Angeles Metropolis Legal professional’s Workplace whereas reviewing body-worn digital camera movies for DUI arrests the officer made in October 2019, police mentioned in a press release. The 13-year veteran LAPD officer was arrested July 20.
“Investigators working in partnership with the Justice System Integrity Division of the Los Angeles County District Legal professional’s Workplace established possible trigger to imagine that the officer’s BWV footage was inconsistent with the written report,” based on the LAPD.
The motive force — who had been stopped Oct. 18, 2019, for allegedly making an unsafe left flip — was given a sobriety check and subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving below the affect, based on the District Legal professional’s Workplace. DUI fees weren’t filed in opposition to the driving force on account of the investigation.
Castillo, 49, was relieved of his police powers, booked into the Metropolitan Detention Middle and launched on his personal recognizance.
“The allegations of an officer falsifying a police report are extraordinarily troubling and there should be accountability,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore mentioned in a press release shortly after the officer’s arrest.
Arraignment was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. It was not instantly clear whether or not Castillo has an legal professional.